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Critical condition?

Nov 1, 2004
How has the U.S. come to have the most expensive, but least efficient health care system in the developed world? That's one question author Donald Barlett tries to answer in the new book, "Critical Condition". He talks to host Tess Vigeland about what's led to the huge disparities in health care among Americans.

Beyond the election ...

Nov 1, 2004
Once the dust settles from the election, will the winning presidential candidate be able to make any significant changes to our economy? In this edition of The Sloan Sessions Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan tells host Kai Ryssdal what we might expect to see.

Time is money

Nov 1, 2004
Having trouble adjusting to the weekend time change? Be glad you don't work in Argentina. There, every province gets to choose what time zone it wants to be in. From the America's Desk, Dan Grech reports on how keeping up with clocks drives the country's businesses mad.

The week that was on Wall Street

Oct 29, 2004
Host David Brown catches up with Dallas Stockbroker and analyst David Johnson about the week on Wall Street.

The Class of 1929

Oct 29, 2004
Seventy-five years ago today, the stock market crashed. The Dow fell nearly 12 percent - and kept falling. The Crash of '29 profoundly affected a generation of Americans. And as Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports, it continues to affect them - and the rest of us - to this day.

Remembering the Crash of 1929

Oct 29, 2004
On this date in 1929, the stock market crashed. Seventy-five years later, there aren't many people left on Wall Street who remember the Crash of '29. But Al Gordon does. He's been working on Wall Street since Calvin Coolidge was in the White House. And as Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports, he's seen a lot of changes.

The Job Files!

Oct 29, 2004
And now for our latest installment of the job files: this week, a man who's in the business of scaring up disguises...

Outsourcing issues

Oct 28, 2004
President Bush has defended the outsourcing of American jobs as an inevitable byproduct of globalization - while challenger John Kerry claims to have a plan to slow the flow of jobs overseas. This issue has special resonance in textile producing areas of the Southeast and the industrial Midwest. But as Miranda Kennedy reports from Bangalore, the world's largest democracy is anxious over the outcome, too.
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The business of being uninsured

Oct 28, 2004
You've heard the statistic in a campaign ad. Nearly 45 million Americans have no health insurance. To the presidential contenders, it's a thorny political problem. But to entrepreneur Brenda Broberg of Green Bay, Wisconsin, this sounds more like a business opportunity. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner explains.

The sweet smell of election uncertainty

Oct 28, 2004
Today we saw a complex series of moves and non-moves at the Federal Election Commission. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports that the upshot... may be just what the country's hankering for: more uncertainty.

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